Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem

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Considered by many Christians to be the final resting place of the mother of Christ, Tomb of the Virgin Mary provides an atmospheric encounter with a 5th-century church. Enter through the 12th-century Crusader facade, winding your way down the staircase to the ancient Byzantine crypt. Containing the ancient empty crypt of the Virgin Mary, it is believed by many to date back to the 1st century CE. Inspect the colorful icons, and don't miss the smoke blackened stone--thought to have been left behind after Mary's ascension to heaven. Put Tomb of the Virgin Mary at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It would be nice for more information to me made available on site for this very interesting place. I had to google it when I went out to get a better understanding  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Under Kedron Valley, below Gethsemane while stepping down there was an area having glittering lamp towards a narrow gate to the St Mary's Tomb.It is believed that the body was brought here first and l...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Very accessible and very serene. Dress modestly to enter, women especially. Also see the tomb of Joseph and of Mary's parents at the same location. Directly beside the Garden of Gethsemane.  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    Makes for a good spiritual experience for any Christian. Site in good shape. Well maintained. Friendly religious people.
  • June 30, 2017
    Peaceful place . Good for contemplation.
  • June 18, 2017
    This is a must visit for chirstian pilgrims
  • April 16, 2017
    Super nice!
  • September 9, 2016
    Final stop on the Sandeman's excellant Mount of Olives tour. A fascinating underground Greek Orthodox church - walking down the staircase leading to the presumed tomb is like walking into a smoky, incensed and venerable past.

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